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...well. I wouldn't call them extra. I ended up with 6 screws left...one of them was a long screw (don't go there).

I successfully replaced my broken cd-rom with a combo drive today as well as fixed the squeaky hinge and upgraded the ram.

It was a lengthly process, but, being kind of handy and using the guides found at http://www.powerbooktech.com I was able to get everything apart.

Despite placing the screws in different containers with some labelling, I ended up with some extra screws. Reluctantly, I opened the case again and could not find where they went.

An Apple techie warned me about the screws and their sensitivity (some hold current). I did follow proper grounding procedures.

I followed the steps in reverse and ended up with the extra parts. I knew of two from the cd-rom unit (holding the ide cable in place - not required as the cable held itself quite well), but the others are a mystery.

So, I booted up my iBook and then....

...everything worked out fine. The new combo drive was recognized, the ram was too. I left my machine on...sleep as normal. I had one strange thing happen though. I shut down my iBook and it would not start!! I screamed! I fried my logic board or something!!!!

I removed the battery and started again using the external power supply. No problem. I installed the battery again....no problem.

So. Anyone want a screw?
 

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On my iBook there's a strange little magnet that needs to be removed gently. A little screw is located underneath it. When I out everything back together again, I must have installed a screw right underneath this little screw. I could not install the little screw, however was able to place the magnet back into it's resting place.

Now, what on earth is this little magnet for?
 

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I thought it was a combo drive, but it is just a DVD-ROM/CD-ROM. I ran TOAST and no CD_R was recognized. I bought it from eBay and the dude said it was a combo drive. Nope.

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Unless I am missing something.
 

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Well, the iBook was a challenge to get open and work in. Lots and lots of screws.

Anyway, I using it as we speak with no problems. I thought the drive I installed was a combo unit, but it is only a DVD-ROM/CD-ROM drive. Oh well.

I will have to remove the bottom case again to install that screw that holds the top case in place. Argh.

As for that magnet, it flew in with no problems. Do you think I have to remove the top case to install the proper screw, or do you think I am safe Korn?

Also, have you had the wandering trackpad issue? Sometimes my pointer jumps around the screen. I did clean the trackpad and things were ok for a while. But now it is jumpy again. ANd....my trackpad is lifting (not due to the cleaning). Any fixes for that?

AND....my iBook won't stay closed. Latch broken? Fix for that?
 
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